Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Light Bearer

John 1:1 - "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...."
Later in the chapter many references are are made to "Light" or "the Light".

Mentions Lucifer as being the 'bearer of light'.
Why does "Light" seem to be so important within our known Universe?


DF said...

Just symbolism for enlightment, direction, guidance, illumination. Plus when you have ignorant people the easiest way to describe something is to use darkness and light.

Desertflower said...

Yes, What DF said! cuz I don't know,

Oy, These questions....whaddya think we are philosophizes like you UB???:D

CNu said...

The Gospel of John is a very potent gnostic text John.

Think about the importance of vision and metaphor to language - the virtual monopoly wielded by sight over the ordinary states of human awareness, ordinary awareness comprised as it is of a stream of pictures and words and more of the latter than the former.

You were introduced to this a few years ago. It hasn't seeped into the nooks and crannies of your thinking.

How many years has it been since you tripped like there was no tomorrow?

Desertflower said...

CNu, you're another philosophizee :)

UBJ had directed me to a post or article on yuor blog called 'organelles' but I never found it! Could you post a link to it? Thanks

CNu said...

CNu, you're another philosophizee :)



I'm the ruthless interrogation of reality.

accept no substitutes.

darin de stefano is the author of organelle - a treatise on cognitive activism - I'm confident you'll find it rewarding...,

Here is as good a place as any to start, or, you can start where he intended folks to start.

you can find me daily clocking current events out the corner of my own eye - for intelligent children so we have something useful to talk about at the dinner table...,

uglyblackjohn said...

@ SeeNew - It's just odd that we connot surpass the speed of light. It seems that we are not able to surpass Christ either - only able to get REALLY close to The Light but not able to out do it.

CNu said...



cats talkin bout "surpass" when the trick boils down to "sidestep"...,

uglyblackjohn said...

@ SeeNew - " 'sidestep'..."
Dambit... MORE HOMEWORK!?!?!?